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    Man! That thing is beeeutiful! I need more pictures so I blatently copy it!:p
    Very nice job Jerome!
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    Ok, Here is a video of the star on the roof. Sorry about the poor quality of the video.

    Jerome

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ97pRxFQpM

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    Pfft poor quality video - that's a darn nice star! Looks awesome.
    Ugh, this year will be too busy. I'd like to buy a vowel and more time please.

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    Wow, that looks great! Nice Job!!

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    Nice looking star

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    WOW!!! That star raises the bar. Even with less than absolutely wonderful film, that star really shines through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmo2resc View Post
    Ok, Here is a video of the star on the roof. Sorry about the poor quality of the video.

    Jerome

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ97pRxFQpM
    That video quality was horribly. I wonder why Youtube even allowed such poor quality. :D

    To put it simply, that is an amazing star. Great work!
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    Brian, your friendly site Admin.

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    Oh crap.
    That thing looks just too good.
    Now I have something else I have to build for next year.

    I think we need a detailed how to with a few sketches.
    Really hard to pick up the complete design from just the photos.
    Last edited by jrock64; 01-01-2009 at 12:59 PM.
    Lets get serious, I have over 10,000 channels on my back, just where do you want to start counting.

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    I will see what I can do. I should be able to fit it in now that I am done getting ready for X-mas 2008 and only have to get ready for X-mas 2009. I should have plenty of time..:D

    I will try to get something up in the near future..
    Jerome

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    Default Re: 3D Bethlehem Star

    Ok, here is a basic how to on how I built my 3D Bethlehem Star.

    Materials:
    steel rod
    1 upper fence post
    rope light
    paint

    First build the 6x6x6 Cube, 12 triangles, 20 triangles and 12 spikes.

    I draw all the parts onto the back side of wrapping paper to scale so I can tack them at the proper angles.

    Next weld 2 of the 12 triangles to each side of the cube as shown in picture. Then weld 2 of the 20 triangles to the top part of the star as shown.

    Now for the bottom of the star I drew out the post used on paper and adjusted the length of the bottom 20 Triangle so it would be at the proper angle.

    Next weld the spikes straight off each corner of the cube.

    Attach the lights and youre done.

    I used rope light and dissected it so I didnt double back on any of the runs. This took a long time. If I were going to do this again I would attach minis with clips. That way when a section fails it will be easy to replace or repair.

    I hope this helps some of you out that want to attempt it. If there are any more questions, feel free to ask.
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